iPhone SE Launch: What to Expect From Apple's Big Monday Event
Apple is gearing up for another big event Monday, as it prepares to offer its usual spring refresh of its products. The company is expected to update its iPhone and iPad lines, and introduce new bands for the Apple Watch, at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Reports have indicated that Apple is going to release a smaller version of the iPhone called the iPhone SE believed to be short for "special edition." The company is going back to the 4-inch size that it used for earlier models, most recently the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.
Apple's return to the smaller form could serve a couple of purposes. For one, it could offer a high-end alternative to the increasingly large screen sizes on offer from the likes of Samsung, LG and Apple itself, which may appeal to those who find newer phones too big.
If priced more cheaply than the company's current phones, it could also give Apple a stronger competitor to offer in the low-priced, mid-performance phone space which is becoming very popular in crucial overseas smartphone markets such as India and China.